Barbara Hull

Barbara Hull


Applied Trumpet (Classical)


Barbara Hull is Assistant Professor in Residence of trumpet at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Trumpet Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with James Thompson and was Assistant Conductor of the Eastman Brass Guild. She earned her Masters Degree at Eastman in the studio of Charles Geyer. She is a recipient of Eastman’s Performer’s Certificate and, as winner of Eastman’s Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Concerto Competition, performed as soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Donald Hunsberger. Dr. Hull is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Professor Hull recently collaborated with Professor Thomas Leslie on a recording with the UNLV Wind Orchestra premiering a new transcription of Morton Gould’s Festive Music by Mark W. Jirousek scored for offstage solo trumpet and Wind Orchestra. That album, 24k Gould, was released in 2018.

Barbara is currently principal trumpet with Ensemble Monterey. She has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet, New Ballet of San Jose, Modesto Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Grass Valley Music Festival, the San Francisco Lyric Opera, Opera San Jose, San Francisco Masterworks Chorale, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Lyric Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, Skaneateles Summer Music Festival, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, New Mexico Symphony Brass Quintet, and Opera Southwest. She was tenured as Principal Trumpet with the Albany Symphony Orchestra (1995-1998), recording there under the Decca and Albany Records labels. Barbara’s work has included masterclasses with Barbara Butler, Vincent Cichowicz , Allen Vizzutti, Mark Gould and Niklas Eklund.

Barbara served as principal trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble during a collaboration between the EWE and the Canadian Brass. The CD for that project, Manhattan Music, was released in 2008. Before joining the faculty at UNLV she lived in Rochester, NY where she taught applied trumpet at Nazareth College and was a member of Symphoria (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra). From 2008 through 2013, she also taught at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY. Barbara teaches trumpet and music theory each summer at the Csehy Summer School of Music, which is held at Cairn University just outside Philadelphia, PA.

Last Updated 9/13/19